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(BPT) - Few plants are as iconic as the poinsettia. The eye-catching blooms are a holiday tradition around the world. But the blooms aren’t a flower at all, they’re actually the leaves, or bracts, of the plant. Poinsettia are native to Central America, and in 1825, those stunning red leaves …

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(BPT) - With the holidays around the corner, many are getting excited to start their holiday preparations and get together with loved ones. The Frias sisters, Mabel + Shaira Frias of Luna Magic, are no exception! The sisters have figured out how to celebrate the holidays con familia smoothly…

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(BPT) - Colorful and exciting decorations are a holiday must-have for families. Children often love the items that light up, move or make noises, so you are likely to have these in your holiday decor collection. While these seasonal decorations add to the festivities, it's also important to …

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(BPT) - For the environment, the season of giving is also the season of waste. From sky-high mounds of one-time use wrapping paper and gift bags, to endless valleys of plastic toys — the allure of which will quickly fade — the holiday season poses an environmental challenge. But now, thanks …

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(BPT) - Have you ever received a bad gift? Maybe Aunt Debbie gave you a bag of expired candy or your sibling gifted you a restaurant coupon. Perhaps your co-worker baked you peanut butter cookies and forgot you’re allergic to peanuts or your boss gave you a lovely scotch, but you don’t drink…

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(NewsUSA) - After scaling back celebrations last year, people are ready to spend money on gifts, vacations, decorations and entertaining for the 2021 holiday season. But the pressure is on with news of inflation and ongoing supply chain issues. So finding everything on your wish list may be …

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(BPT) - After celebrating anniversaries, birthdays and graduations through video chat, people are excited for in-person connection with friends and family. There is no better way to reconnect with loved ones than through gifting a new experience or favorite pastime to create lifelong memorie…

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(BPT) - With the giving season upon us, people are thinking about how they can give back to their communities. There are numerous ways to give back whether by helping those in need, volunteering your time, or choosing to support businesses in your community. Last year charitable giving reach…

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(BPT) - The cold winter months are full of opportunities to celebrate, or just to gather and bring some cheer into everyone’s lives. During this super busy time of year, staying on top of your family’s everyday needs can seem overwhelming, much less having friends or family over for get-toge…

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(BPT) - The holidays inspire people everywhere to make a difference in the world. Giving Tuesday is the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving, providing the perfect opportunity to shop for loved ones and support organizations that make a positive impact.

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(BPT) - Traditional gatherings have returned as friends and family across the country are planning to celebrate in person together. As holiday hosts begin to prepare for festivities, it’s important to create a safe, healthy environment for family and guests.

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(BPT) - The holidays are rapidly approaching, and with it the excitement — and stress — of shopping and planning for family get-togethers. Wouldn’t it be great if you could save time and money on all the shopping and planning that goes into creating a fun holiday season? Fortunately, if you …

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(BPT) - The holiday season started early this year, and families are focused on making up for lost time with activities and events and decorating. Between the hustle and bustle, parents and grandparents are thinking about the perfect gifts for the kids in their lives. While you may be shoppi…

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(NewsUSA) - It has been another challenging year as American families and parents continue to struggle to find work, put food on the table, and make financial ends meet. Being able to give their children a merry Christmas can feel out of reach.

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(BPT) - ‘Tis the season to go shopping. Whether online or in stores, you probably have a list and are checking it twice as you cross off to-do's. All this merrymaking can quickly add up, not to mention make you vulnerable to digital Scrooges looking to steal your financial information.

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(BPT) - The holidays are a time when gratitude is at the forefront. In fact, gratitude has been shown to help kids and adults practice resilience through tough times by focusing on the positive emotions that come with spending quality time with family and friends. That’s why character educat…

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(BPT) - With the holidays approaching, many people look forward to cooking favorite meals with loved ones. Unfortunately, gathering around the holiday table may be filled with more anxiety than joy for those who are suffering from C. difficile infection, or C. diff.

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(EastBanc Technologies) - The term "digital transformation" is used a lot in business, and while the concept has existed for years, it's discussed more than ever today as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Digital transformation describes a company's adoption of software so it can adapt quic…

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(BPT) - Many people associate healthy eating with bland, flavorless, unexciting foods. This mindset limits exploring new dishes and desserts that offer ample taste as well as nutrition. Even classic cravings — like salty, savory or sweet — can be satisfied with a few simple food swaps and a …

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(BPT) - Amid the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it's easy to feel overwhelmed by the seemingly endless tasks you need to get done. A simple, helpful tip is to start early this year. Planning your celebrations and shopping for gifts in advance can help relieve some of that holiday stress.…

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(BPT) - Keeping your house clean is a daunting task on the best of days, especially if you have pets. With the holidays approaching, you'll want your space to be tidy and inviting for guests. Instead of doing a deep clean of your house from top to bottom before guests arrive, pet owners can …

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(BPT) - The holiday season is upon us, and with that comes the best and worst part of the year: gift giving. On the one hand, you get to buy the people you care about something that they will (hopefully!) love and cherish forever. On the other hand, what if they just ... don’t?

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(BPT) - From holiday shopping and gift-giving to hosting festivities in-person or virtually, people are eagerly embracing the 2021 holiday season. But just how much jingle are people spending to be jolly? Consumers will spend an average of $1,447 on gifts, travel and entertainment this year,…

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(BPT) - Give the gift of togetherness by hosting a special holiday meal, tapping into a joyful tradition beloved for generations. Experiences are the gift of choice for many, creating lasting memories and appreciation. The right tools make a big difference in preparing stand-out dishes and d…

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(BPT) - Is your gift list larger than your budget? Would you like a little year-end cash to help you through the holidays? Or are you just looking for ways to save a little more? Here are some of the best bets for putting cash in your pocket.

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(BPT) - Outdoor temps are cooling down, leaves are falling and the holiday season is fast approaching — inspiring baking with festive, craveable flavors like pumpkin, cinnamon, chocolate and peppermint. The good news is, you can indulge those cravings by using healthier alternatives to creat…

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(BPT) - The CVN Veterans Day Survey 2021 explores the military-civilian divide following the end of America’s longest war. The survey by Cohen Veterans Network (CVN), a national network of mental health clinics for post-9/11 veterans, active duty service members and military families, reveal…

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(BPT) - If you're like most people, you've spent more time at home in the last year and a half than ever before. While there are probably things you love about your house, spending so much time there makes you acutely aware of where upgrades are in order.

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(BPT) - Looking for the perfect gift for that special someone? After a tough year with many unexpected turns and disappointments, a gift that delights and takes self-care to a new level is needed more than ever. For something truly thoughtful and unforgettable, consider a bidet.